Can you help people with their shopping needs

THE Worcester Volunteer Centre is appealing for people to lend a hand to their clients and the shopping service they offer them.

The assistance service is aimed at helping older people or those with a disability with their weekly shopping needs.

Now the project is expanding thanks to a grant from Lloyds TSB Foundation and the volunteer centre is looking to help more clients in Worcester city and the surrounding area.

Sharon Wright who has run the shopping and gardening service for the last seven years said: "We are very proud of our volunteers. We also often find they develop close friendships with our clients and a keen sense of satisfaction in giving back to the community."

And an unknown client added: "Thank you for finding me such a special shopper, he shows kindness and concern to ensure I get my shopping in. Beyond all this he has become a great friend to me."

All volunteers are DBS (formerly CRB) checked, vetted and trained, before shopping for any clients.

Anyone interested in the service or in volunteering should call 01905 24741, email sharon@wvc.org.uk or visit worcestervolunteercentre.org.uk.

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7:26pm Thu 1 May 14

i-cycle says...

Obviously the City 'fathers' won't.
They' seem keen to approve lots of out of town shopping that will be inaccessible to the increasing number of elderly that don't/can't drive and increasing numbers of younger people that don't even have a licence let alone a car.
Meanwhile the County cuts back on subsidised and sustainable transport and the independent City retailers and businesses have to close as a result of out pf town and out of City competition.
Still it keeps these pages busy with complaints about the inevitable congestion.
It doesn't bother me much (yet) as its easier, cheaper and quicker for most journeys to use my bike.
Obviously the City 'fathers' won't. They' seem keen to approve lots of out of town shopping that will be inaccessible to the increasing number of elderly that don't/can't drive and increasing numbers of younger people that don't even have a licence let alone a car. Meanwhile the County cuts back on subsidised and sustainable transport and the independent City retailers and businesses have to close as a result of out pf town and out of City competition. Still it keeps these pages busy with complaints about the inevitable congestion. It doesn't bother me much (yet) as its easier, cheaper and quicker for most journeys to use my bike. i-cycle
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